It is important that you report the accident as soon as possible to the local Garda and your car insurance company. The Gardai may or may not attend the scene of the crash. This will depend on how serious the accident was. In cases where the Gardai decide not to attend the scene of the crash, it is important that you visit your local Gardai station as soon as possible. In order to give a full statement of the accident. Do not make admit any liability at the scene of the accident to the Gardai or to the other parties involved in the accident.
Once you have phoned the Gardai and reported the accident, it is important that you gather as much information as possible there and then. Here is a list of the important information that you will need to collect and do when involved in a car accident.
After being involved in a road accident and if you are considering moving forward with a claim for any personal injuries or material damages sustained it is advisable that you speak with a road accident claims solicitor as soon as possible.
If proceeding with a claim the first step will be submitting your claim to the Injuries Board for assessment.
It is Important to remember to keep copies of any expenses that you have incurred as a result of the accident and also retain copies of medical reports or Garda reports, where possible as you will need them when making a claim.